Type: Sport, TR, 25 ft
FA: Linus Platt, 1990 (TR)
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Shared By: grk10vq on Oct 7, 2009
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Access Issue: RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek Details
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Description

Aesthetic and clean, El Face-o-Diablo will somehow leave you feeling a little dirty?

Deceptively difficult! What looks like a walk in the park, climbs more like a mugging. A thin and slippery start greets the unsuspecting climber. Hard to hold on too, the beginning for most will unleash a brutal beating. Thin crimps, shallow side-pulls, awkward feet, and off-balance movement make this more of a battle than a climb. If you can make it to the first bolt, keep your guard up, its not over!

Most always run as a top-rope, this route can be led, rehearsal is advised as the first bolt is well above the crux moves and about 15-18 feet high.

Location

Set a few feet right of El Cracko Diablo, this route is the clean and cut face with bolts connecting to the same anchor.

Protection

Three bolts and an a shared chain anchor. If top roping, use draws and the bolts which serve as invaluable directionals.

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I did the FA of this on TR in '90 Mar 7, 2010
Jeremy Steck
Salt Lake City, UT
Jeremy Steck   Salt Lake City, UT
As of 10/11, the first bolt is starting to pull out. Oct 10, 2011
Michael Dom  
 
A silly line that I found to be difficult and far from fun. Dec 22, 2015